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    Red face 5 days trip to Tuscany - what is the best base

    Hi. We are a family of three travelling in Tuscany in June this year. We will attend a family wedding in Pietra Santre for 3 days and then will take a holiday for the next five in Tuscany. What is the best base to see Florence, Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano? I read somewhere in the forum that Chianti is the best option. Can someone confirm this please.


    warm regards


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    Lourdes is offline Administrator - DiscoverTuscany Team
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    Florence, Italy


    If you look at a map of Tuscany, Chianti is pretty much smack right in the middle (it is the area between Florence and Siena) and for that reason it is often recommend as a good base - day trips can mean you drive out in one direction one day, in another the next and driving time isn't too long to any of them.

    So yes, it is a good base for the places you are planning to see ;-)
    If you were to add some places to the south of Siena, then I'd recommend staying closer to Siena (anywhere in its surroundings).

    Take a look at http://www.tuscanyaccommodation.com/chianti/ to start your search for a place to stay.
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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    DonnaDenise is offline Senior Member - Expert about Tuscany
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    Arezzo, Tuscany

    Default Where to stay in Chianti


    Chianti is really such a broad term, stretching from Florence to Siena and curving over to parts of Arezzo - if you want to try and be a bit more specific, a general area to start looking at could be near

    Montespertoli: Le Torri, is a great self catering apartment area

    I have also done a visit to Tenuta Quadrifoglio, which is really very locally situated and great for families, views and an authentic experience.

    Buon Viaggio,

    Donna Denise

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